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Tarra and Bella: A Beautiful Friendship Ends
Offbeat  (tags: beautiful friendship, Bella, death, sadness, Tarra, elephant, bonding, memories )

- 2733 days ago -
The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee passes on some sad news: Bella, the dog whose friendship with an elephant captured hearts around the globe, is dead. Indications are that Tarra was the first to learn of Bella's demise.
The 9/11 Rescue Dogs: Portraits of the Last Surviving Animals Who Scoured Ground Zero One Decade on
Offbeat  (tags: brave heroic dogs, survivors, 9/11 dogs, rescue, memories, courage )

- 2788 days ago -
During the chaos of the 9/11 attacks, where almost 3,000 people died, nearly 100 loyal search and rescue dogs and their brave owners scoured Ground Zero for survivors. Now, ten years on, just 12 of these heroic canines survive.
A-Bomb Survivor Looks Back On A Life Lived In N. Ireland
Offbeat  (tags: atomic bombs, Hiroshima, survivors, North Ireland, memories, among the last, aged, honor the dead, cancer )

- 2818 days ago -
Aged 78, Nobuko Pollock knows she is among the last of the survivors and worries that the commemorations - to which she faithfully tunes in on her satellite TV every year - will lessen ovet time.
Do Crows Have An Elephant's Memory?
Offbeat  (tags: crows, intelligence, memories, enemies, friends, recoginition, birds )

- 2856 days ago -
We all remember Hitchcock's spooky '63 thriller, The Birds, in which every winged beast suddenly gains the intelligence to overtake the planet. Well, maybe all birds aren't mass communicating, but crows definitely have the ability. One study has revealed
Remembering The Day The Ocean Rose
Offbeat  (tags: Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami, photos, Iwate Prefecture, remembering, memories, town )

- 2866 days ago -
Some panoramic photos taken just after the March 11 quake, and 30 munites later...
Students Work to Bring Lost Photos Back to Owners in Quake-Stricken Area
Offbeat  (tags: tsunami, quake-stricken, Tohoku Kanto Earthquake, photos, memories, return, volunteer, students )

- 2950 days ago -
"I want to return these photos to their owners. They have so many precious memories within them," said one volunteer.
Elephants Never Forget Who's in Charge, at Least the Female Ones Don't
Offbeat  (tags: female elephants, studies, interesting, memories )

- 2959 days ago -
Scientists studying the leadership habits of African Elephants have proved that Granny rules the roost and is the one that everyone looks to in times of trouble. The study printed in the journal 'Proceedings of the Royal Society B' shows that
Young Cherry Tree in Tokyo Carries Memories of Village Wiped Away By Dam Project
Offbeat  (tags: cherry trees, 400-year-old, village, dam projest, replanted, seedling, Shokawa cherry trees, Gifu Prefecture, Japan, memories )

- 2972 days ago -
A cherry tree grown from a seed from one of two 400-year-old parent trees saved from a village submerged half a century ago is likely to bloom this spring for the first time it was planted at a famous flower-viewing site in Tokyo.
Searching for Gordon Haber... And the Wolves He Loved - A Writer's Journey to Know An Enigmatic Activist Who Died in Late 2009
Offbeat  (tags: gordon haber, wolf activist, protecting the wolves, death, memories )

- 3087 days ago -
My thoughts drift north toward Denali National Park. Can a year already have passed since researcher and activist Gordon Haber died in a plane crash, while tracking the wolves he so deeply loved?
In Search of a Lost Tiger
Offbeat  (tags: irish man, love of tigers, bonding, broken tail, india, ranthambore national park, memories )

- 3314 days ago -
Colin Stafford-Johnson last saw Broken Tail on May 15, 2002, in Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan. The flamboyant tiger was chasing off a sloth bear when he walked directly up the dirt track towards the Dublin filmmaker, getting closer and closer.
Craftsman Turns Schoolbags Into Tiny Keepsakes
Offbeat  (tags: miniature, schoolbag, memories, Japan, randoseru, iconic item, elementary school, six years, craftsman )

- 3316 days ago -
The "randoseru" rigid backpack is an iconic item for Japanese schoolchildren. But after they have been toted to and from home through all six years of elementary school, families don't know what to do with them. They become obsolete after elementary
Granny Camps Out 43 Hours for Grandson's Ice Cream
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, sweet, granny, icecream, child, memories )

- 3335 days ago -
The Stevens Point Journal said Cuestas arrived Wednesday at 4 p.m. She planned to spend the night in her car but after locking her keys in the car, she instead slept in the Belts bathroom. Cuestas said the wait was worth it. She said making memories
When Is It Time to Say Goodbye
Offbeat  (tags: grief, dog companions, soul mates, friends, mourning, euthanization, decisions, memories )

- 3350 days ago -
As dogs age or become ill, pet owners are left with the difficult decision on whether or not to euthanize their companion. Many simply cannot decide if it's the right thing to do or not and even feel guilty for even thinking of it.
Poached Lynx Had Gained Deep Respect of Colorado Researcher
Offbeat  (tags: tragedy, radio collared female lynx, slaughered, killed, researcher, grief, memories )

- 3372 days ago -
The lynx known as AK-99-F05 was a pioneer in Colorado. The fact that her life at age 13 was taken by a poacher two weeks ago, greatly distresses Tanya Shenk, the Colorado Division of Wildlife researcher who has devoted herself since 1999 to the
Animal Lover, Dog Die; His Dog, Many Friends Remain
Offbeat  (tags: animal lover, killed, by bus, rescuing injured dog, funeral, memories, jersey, his dog )

- 3376 days ago -
John Morgan lost his life Jan. 15 when he was struck and killed by a bus while trying to save an injured dog. The dog did not survive, but Jersey, Morgan's butterscotch-colored dog, did

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